Recommendation Four:  

Create school processes and infrastructure that are responsive to teacher concerns about time and other impediments that limit available time to meet the educational needs of all students (class size and student loads).

 

 

Role Group Strategies:

Community
Learn About and Advocate for Class-Size Reduction Initiatives.

A Parent’s Guide to Class-Size Reduction
SERVE. (2003).
http://www.serve.org/rsi/images/PGTCSR.pdf
This resource gives a basic introduction to class-size reduction, summarizes the research surrounding the issue, and explains what parents should expect from class-size reduction initiatives.  It includes a frequently asked questions section and recommends actions parents can take to help class-size reduction efforts.

Helping Every Student Succeed: Schools and Communities Working Together
Study Circles Resources Center (2002).
http://www.studycircles.org/en/Resource.14.aspx
This tool explains how study circles engage community members in school improvement efforts and provides the discussion materials necessary for a series of four study groups. Group discussions begin with consideration of what each participant considers a “good education” and progresses to deciding upon specific actions for change.

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